Lauren’s Success Story
YES alum Lauren Buangan used her YES experience to create a video about YES (see video below), showcased at YES’s annual fundraiser, for a film class that won a social issues scholarship. “I take my YES skills everywhere with me,” she explained. “As part of the application process to UCLA’s theater program, which has a 4.2% acceptance rate, an interview was required. I am proud to say I am part of that 4.2% and attend UCLA as a theater student. I am positive that it was not only my stellar resume, originally formatted by YES, but the interview that tipped the scales in my favor.” Lauren was hired by Aaron Brothers in 2010 within several weeks of completing the YES program, where she continued to work for four and a half years while earning her undergraduate degree.